Somerset Day inspires pride in our historic county and all it has to offer.
Officially marked annually on 11th May, we help celebrate Somerset all year round, uniting those who live, work, play and learn here.
Historically known as ‘the land of the summer people’, many have flocked to our hidden treasure of a county to relish in the stunning countryside, historic cities, abundant produce, festival culture and rich heritage as well as our thriving business community.
Somerset Day CIC recognises all that is good within our county and encourages strong relationships amongst local communities and businesses. We reached over 14 million people in 2019 across our social media channels.
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Join us for Somerset Day 2020
Somerset Day boasts opportunities for everyone to get involved.
On 11th May and the surrounding weeks, Somerset springs to life with hundreds of events taking place across the county.
Somerset Day is run by the not-for-profit Somerset Day Community Interest Company, who champion this day to ensure our county isn’t just a well-kept secret, but known to be open for business and welcome to visitors all year round.
We’re always looking to work alongside interested and passionate individuals, communities or organisations who are eager to promote Somerset and support their local communities.Find out more
We are fortunate to have amazing Patrons who are as passionate about our County as we are.
Mrs Anne Maw, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset; His Grace the Duke of Somerset DL; The Rt Revd Ruth Worsley, Bishop of Taunton; Michael Eavis CBE, founder of Glastonbury Festival.
I love Somerset above all other counties in England. In particular, it has the best National Park in the whole world – Exmoor – where I have spent the happiest days of my life.
Each year momentum grows as more people get behind Somerset Day, and this year it’s safe to say this is absolutely the best year yet!
With food and craft fairs, exhibitions, competitions, concerts and of course, tea parties, we’re hoping everyone in the county has a chance to celebrate all that’s great about the county.
Thank you to everyone who has taking Somerset Day to their hearts!
Somerset Day is all about community, and we’re so pleased that groups throughout the county have put so much effort into organizing activities that really brought Somerset Day to life in 2018.
I love Somerset because for over 10 years the amazing people and businesses have supported my business and help it flourish and grow! I chose Somerset 13 years ago to move here and I love it!
I love Somerset because it’s where I feel most myself
Somerset is my birthplace, my home, it is part of my soul. Murmurations of starlings; sunrise behind the silhouette of Glastonbury Tor; the glow on the evening horizon from a trillion Carnival-float light bulbs or the throbbing heartbeat of the headline Festival act on a still summers night – these are the essence of my Somerset.
Everything about the word ‘Somerset’ conjures up images that cheer and inspire, that melt the heart and ease the mind. For once, it’s a word and a county that doesn’t disappoint.
I’m very proud to live in Somerset and wholeheartedly recommend the quality of life it has to offer. Somerset Day 2017 is a fitting tribute to celebrate this big and beautiful county, so come along to Taunton on 11th May and find out for yourself.
I am very much enjoying living in Somerset having lived just over the border in Dorset for many years. I am particularly fond of Wells, Bath, Frome and Castle Cary as places to visit. I am a patron of the Secret World Animal Rescue, near Bridgwater and Happy Landings at Pylle near Shepton Mallet. The Chapel at Bruton is a favourite haunt and eating place for me.
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